I have Adhesive Arachnoidits of the lumbosacral spine, had a 4 level fusion, 4 level laminectomy, synovial cyst removal and multiple never impingents from 9 herniated discs, spondylosis, severe stenosis, Facet Disease. During surgery I had rods, pedicles, and screws placed at the Lumbar Level. Osteophytes were discovered throught thew spine. My arachnoiditis was discoved in a contast/no contrast MRI 3 months post surgery. I also has a total wrist fusion with hardware placemnent and then sunsequently developed RSD aka CRPS in the left hand and arm. In all of 2008, I was in severe intractable chronic pain with a neurostimulator placement in June. I spent most of that year reclining on a couch taking strong meds and "out of it" most of the time. I recently had a CT Scan of the cervical spine showing similar problems found in my lumbar spine before my lumbar surgery. I walk with a cane limited to 5o yards walking, 30-45 minutes sitting, the same standing. I have to continue changing positions to reduce my pain since it builds again in each new positiion change after an initial reduction. Now I am suffering from severe numbness of my shoulders, arms and hands every night in bed. Likely due to all the nerve impingements and herniated discs remaining in my neck. What I do not get is how my close friends pretend like nothing is wrong. I get no questions, comments or verbal support. Its like nothing ever happened or is wrong with me. Is this normal? I do not even talk about it but they know what I have been through and continbue to experience. I just need some understabding of the "3 monkeys" behavior. Can anyone identify with this odd behavior that seems to be so common for me?